Bloxx shows schools how to integrate education with social media

Social Media and EducationSocial media is changing the educational experience for both teachers and students. “Social Media in Education: Enhancing Learning and Managing eSafety,” a new e-book created by Bloxx, seeks to address the challenges in collaborating social media and learning tools while protecting the student from inappropriate content and other online dangers.

“Giving students access to the wealth of content and learning applications on the Internet, while protecting them again harmful content and complying with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1988), is a major challenge for those in education,” commented Eamonn Doyle, president of Bloxx. “Our new e-book is a primer for school administrators and IT professionals to integrate social media into the curriculum, along with a step-by-step guide for creating flexible social media and Internet access policies for their schools or districts.”

The e-book shows how social media can enhance the traditional educational models. It covers numerous challenges in creating a functional social media policy. These challenges include culture, communication, and technology.

“It’s important to communicate the reason for a consistent social media policy across any educational organization,” said Ollie Bray, the e-book’s author and an award-winning teacher. “It’s important to communicate the reason for a consistent social media policy across any educational organization. A good policy begins with good and open communication.”

The e-book can be downloaded for free at www.bloxx.com

Source: PRWeb press release

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